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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' Rey's Speeder



Rey's Speeder (Jakku)

Rey's Speeder (Jakku)

Rey's Speeder (Jakku)

Rey's Speeder (Jakku)

Here's THE  vehicle that caught my attention when the first TFA trailer came out many many months ago. I knew I just had to get this into my collection because it fits perfectly into the feel of the OT films. Furthermore the color scheme reminds me a lot of Luke's Landspeeder. I'm an absolute sucka for anything OT (or related) so you just know where I'm heading here.

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Sadly the newer/latest Star Wars action figures are all 5-POAs and Rey here is no different. In fact, somehow or rather Rey here was supposed to be a bit smaller than the speeder to be screen accurate but I'm not gonna let that bug me. Until the fully articulated 3.75" Black Series Rey comes out, I shall be content with what I have.

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set


Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Talking about Rey, she comes with her head scarf and goggles because this is how one should dress up before you get bugs and insects down your throat when you floor the speed throttle down. Those who want the Daisy Ridley head sculpt would have to buy the single-carded version instead.

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

In the accessories department she comes with only her spear/stick thingy. What this weapon/accessory really do is still a mystery till we watch the film 2 months from now. It slots nicely into the two pegs at the side of the speeder, which is a nice touch.

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set


I like how Hasbro managed to capture the aesthetics of the speeder. To me the speeder looks like a huge space gun in the veins of Bloodwulf's (Image comics) hover bike/gun (who in turn, is a direct parody/copy of DC Comic's Lobo). I just wish that we were given a 'real' net instead of a snap-in piece of plastic. In the movie, the net is where 'scavenger Rey' puts the stuff that she finds and hope to sell later at some flea market.

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

Star Wars - The Force Awakens' 3.75" Rey with Speeder set

I'm not too keen at all with the play feature of the toy. I bet that the speeder doesn't even shoot missiles in the movie...*sheesh*. The missile launcher pops up when you press a button located at the side of the speeder (in the middle of the 'net' part to be exact). Oh how I wish Hasbro could've allocated that budget for the play feature to make a removable cover that reveals engine parts instead. That way we could have the option to display Rey while she fiddles around repairing her speeder. Makes sense? But wait, this is a CHILD's toy right (*sarcasm*)???

I'm seriously thinking about applying some paint onto the speeder to make it look more realistic but let's see. That's a story for another day.

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